What is stewardship?
“Stewardship” is the act of helping to managing something. In the case of the BCLSA stewardship is participating in the active management of ecological health of the lake and its surroundings as outlined in the goals and objectives of the BCLA. This includes helping to monitor, protect, and restore Big Cedar Lake.
Who can be a steward?
Although cottage owners on the lake are asked to maintain a paid membership in BCLSA, a Big Cedar Lake steward can be anyone who has an interest in the health of the lake – cottagers, local residents, occasional recreational users (boating, fishing, canoeing, swimming, etc.), academics, students, government agencies, other associations, etc. For interested parties who do not have a cottage on Big Cedar Lake or its watershed but would like to become a member of the BCLA, please contact Darcy Wefers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Water Quality Testing
For several years some of our lake residents have taken water quality samples as part of the surveys done by the Kawartha Lakes Stewards Association.
Please see Big Cedar Lake Data for more details.